On the other hand, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem made it clear that the state will not tolerate any disregard for its environmental laws. He added, The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, Game and Fish Department, and Industrial Commission staff spent countless hours investigating and responding to the spill, making this settlement possible.”
Meanwhile, Summit Midstream Chairman and CEO Heath Deneke said, “As a company, we have accepted responsibility for the produced water spill at the Blacktail Creek site from the beginning and have been working diligently over the past seven years on efforts to fully remediate the environmental impacts to the area, while also investing heavily in preventative system improvements…”
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